Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Clearance
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 75 28
Rank change year-on-year +46 -47 -8
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 23 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.01% 1.81% 2.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.94% 16.44% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Northern Ireland median daily rate £325 £390 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -5.11% +37.00%
10th Percentile £313 £385 £295
90th Percentile £486 £587 £567
UK median daily rate £450 £432 £410
% change year-on-year +4.29% +5.24% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £39.75 £21.61 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.94% - -
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £32.66
% change year-on-year -28.57% +7.18% +5.68%

Security Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 64 73 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 16.71% 11.01% 29.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 55 38
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £435 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.80% +38.10% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £280 £259
90th Percentile £513 £650 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.36% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 8
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £39.50 £21.61 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.79% +27.12% -2.86%
10th Percentile £16.85 £21.61 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.10 £21.61 £25.63
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.52% +5.45% +22.22%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Northern Ireland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Northern Ireland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Northern Ireland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Northern Ireland

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Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +42 11 £325 -16.67%
County Londonderry - 5 - -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 20 (86.96%) Cisco
2 18 (78.26%) SC Cleared
3 16 (69.57%) WAN
4 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (47.83%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (43.48%) Meraki
5 10 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (34.78%) Migration
7 7 (30.43%) CCNA
8 6 (26.09%) CCNP
8 6 (26.09%) Firewall
8 6 (26.09%) Retail
9 5 (21.74%) LAN
9 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
9 5 (21.74%) Juniper
9 5 (21.74%) Threat Detection
9 5 (21.74%) Security Patching
9 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
9 5 (21.74%) Network Security
9 5 (21.74%) VLAN
9 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
10 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (17.39%) Cisco ISE
11 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
11 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (13.04%) Network Management
11 3 (13.04%) Ticket Management
11 3 (13.04%) Proactive Monitoring
11 3 (13.04%) Proactive Management
11 3 (13.04%) SAN

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) WAN
2 6 (26.09%) Firewall
3 5 (21.74%) LAN
3 5 (21.74%) Network Security
3 5 (21.74%) VLAN
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (13.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 6 (26.09%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (39.13%) Deployment Engineer
3 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Network Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Implementation Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco Specialist
7 2 (8.70%) Implementation Specialist
7 2 (8.70%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Network Support
7 2 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Exploratory Tester
8 1 (4.35%) IT Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.70%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (34.78%) Migration
3 5 (21.74%) Security Patching
3 5 (21.74%) Threat Detection
4 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (13.04%) Network Management
5 3 (13.04%) Proactive Management
5 3 (13.04%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
5 3 (13.04%) Ticket Management
6 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.35%) Acceptance Criteria
7 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
7 1 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
7 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.35%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 18 (78.26%) SC Cleared
2 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (30.43%) CCNA
4 6 (26.09%) CCNP
5 3 (13.04%) A+ Certification
5 3 (13.04%) MCSE
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (4.35%) CCVP
6 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Cisco
2 10 (43.48%) Meraki
3 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
3 5 (21.74%) Juniper
4 3 (13.04%) VMware
5 2 (8.70%) SevOne